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Old 06-09-2009, 04:16 PM  
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Default Rock Gardening With Native Plants

ROCK GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS

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By dapjwy on 11-28-2011, 10:37 PM
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I'm picking pussytoes, phlox, birds violet, bee balms, black eyed susans, blue eyes grass, the other milkweed, penestemon so far. what does that blazing star look like?
Sounds like a good start.

I just want you to know that the bee balm can get pretty tall and needs a bit of moisture.

Here are some images of blazing stars (Liatris spp.): liatris - Google Search
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By dapjwy on 12-03-2011, 04:10 PM
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It's been a while, but here are some more links:

Eriogonum allenii (not native to Indiana but native to other states)
Shale Barren Buckwheat, Yellow Buckwheat
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ERAL5
http://www.biol.vt.edu/digital_atlas/index.php?do=plant&plant=2739
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/ncTIVf.shtml

-Taenidia integerrima
Pimpernel, Yellow Pinpernel
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TAIN
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/savanna/plants/yl_pimpernel.htm
http://www.missouriplants.com/Yellowalt/Taenidia_integerrima_page.html
http://wisplants.uwsp.edu/scripts/detail.asp?SpCode=TAEINT
http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/taenidiainte.html
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=TAIN

-Draba ramissimosa (Draba ramosissima) (not native to Indiana but native to other states)
Draba, Branched Draba
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DRRA
http://nargs.org/nargswiki/tiki-browse_image.php?imageId=3584
Last edited by TheLorax; 12-15-2011 at 10:15 AM.. Reason: spacing between entries
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By dapjwy on 12-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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-Arenaria stricta (probably Minuartia dawsonensis but he might have meant Minuartia michauxii)
Stitchwort, Rock Stitchwort (not native to Indiana but native to other states)
I was not familiar with the rock stitchwort...but it seems kind of promising.

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-Anemonella thalictroides (Thalictrum thalictroides)
Rue Anemone





-Saxifraga virginiensis
Virginia Saxifrage, Early Saxifrage
These two I do know, but they are *woodland* wildflowers and would not do well in a full sun, rock garden like setting.
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By dapjwy on 12-03-2011, 08:52 PM
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Eriogonum allenii (not native to Indiana but native to other states)
Shale Barren Buckwheat, Yellow Buckwheat


-Taenidia integerrima
Pimpernel, Yellow Pinpernel

-Draba ramissimosa (Draba ramosissima) (not native to Indiana but native to other states)
Draba, Branched Draba

I'm basically unfamiliar with these three as well...and none seem suited for my native "rock garden", but I do remember my father growing draba in his rock garden. I'll have to do more research to see if there are any native to my area.
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By dapjwy on 12-03-2011, 08:56 PM
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I'll have to do more research to see if there are any native to my area.
Looks like I might be in luck:

Draba cuneifolia page
PLANTS Profile for Draba cuneifolia (wedgeleaf draba) | USDA PLANTS

(Quick search during a commercial...I'll pull out my Native Plants of PA book another time.)
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By KarliM on 12-14-2011, 07:56 PM
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I've got links. I don't have to .You all are good to me.
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By dapjwy on 12-14-2011, 10:03 PM
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I've got links. I don't have to .You all are good to me.
~smile~ I had no idea it would mean so much to you! There are a LOT of members here who are more than happy to help.
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By Rebek56 on 12-14-2011, 10:30 PM
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I like the wedgeleaf draba! I'll need to check it out for my shale barren-ish area.

KarliM, I'm glad we didn't scare you off.
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By Equilibrium on 12-15-2011, 03:31 AM
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Karli> You crack me up with all those smileys!!!
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About the cut and paste deal.... my kids showed me how to do that and even after they showed me.... it still took me some tries on my own before I got it. I never did "get it" anytime anyone tried explaining it to me until my kid put his hand on mine on the mouse so.... next time you're at somebody's house whose got a computer.... ask if they know how and have them put their hand on yours and then you WILL get it. Once you get the motion down pat.... you'll turn into a cut and paste pro able to look up all those scientific names of plants in no time.
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Dappy's right on this, "These two I do know, but they are *woodland* wildflowers and would not do well in a full sun, rock garden like setting." While all the plants from the original list are good suggestions for rock gardening.... you're not exactly rock gardening in a tufa container that can be moved into shade.... you're more gravel driveway gardening which is a pretty hostile environment for plants and since you're planting right into the ground.... you have to pay attention to which plants can take full sun and which can't since your driveway's in full sun. You're pretty lucky since you've got the other side of your house that's in shade for any shade loving "rock garden" plants you like the looks of that would fizzle and fry planted in gravel in full sun.
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It's your lucky night I guess. I set my alarm clock to see meteor showers and this is the 3rd night in a row we've got clouds and rain... no meteor showers for me but...
a boatload of clickable links for YOU since I'm up!!
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-Hypericum muticum (Hypericum mutilum)
Dwarf St. Johnswort
PLANTS Profile for Hypericum mutilum (dwarf St. Johnswort) | USDA PLANTS
Hypericum mutilum page
Dwarf St. Johnswort (Hypericum mutilum)
Dwarf St. John's Wort (Hypericum mutilum)
Hypericum* mutilum: UW-Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium: Plant Details Page

-Hypoxis hirsutus (Hypoxis hirsute)
Goldstar, Common Goldstar, Yellow Stargrass
PLANTS Profile for Hypoxis hirsuta (common goldstar) | USDA PLANTS
Hypoxis hirsuta page
Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta)
Yellow Stargrass (Hypoxis hirsuta) - Ontario Wildflowers

-Viola pedata
Birdfoot Violet
PLANTS Profile for Viola pedata (birdfoot violet) | USDA PLANTS
Viola pedata
Birdfoot Violet (Viola pedata)
Viola pedata
Viola pedata page Hypoxis hirsuta (Common goldstar) | NPIN
Last edited by TheLorax; 12-15-2011 at 10:19 AM.. Reason: bolding Latin name and spacing
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